Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Great! I can see it now... "PETA opposes skin cancer discovery!"

I read about this today on the web.

Researchers discover a link to grape seed oil and a reduction in skin cancer occurrences.

Here is the link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070326/hl_nm/grapeseed_cancer_dc_1

I'm sure PETA and most of Hollywood will be all over this one.
It seems it was tested in the laboratory on "hairless" mice!

I'm sure I'll find grape seed oil at my grocer, with the disclaimer...."Not tested on animals!"


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Amazing Grace... the movie. TAKE III

This past Saturday evening, Sandra & I saw Amazing Grace once again!

This time, with two couples we have known for years, and get together with, 2-3 times per year for dinner.

All enjoyed the movie immensely!

As stated previously, we will be first in line to purchase the DVD upon its release.

While telling our neighbors about the film, I recommended they visit Chuck Colson's BreakPoint site to read the five (5) daily transcripts from the week of its release.

Here is a link to them by date aired.

I would recommend to you to read them all! 2/16/2007, 2/19, 20, 21, 22, 23/ 2007 & 3/2/2007 and then... GO & SEE this film!



Thursday, March 15, 2007

I too, applaud General Pace!

Chuck Colson again speaks better than I.

Here is today's BreakPoint commentary.

General Pace and Morality

Our nation’s top military officer, a veteran decorated with no less than forty-eight military awards and a very distinguished career, made a startling revelation this week: He has moral conviction. The world gasps, hurls insults, and demands an apology. How dare one of the top leaders of our land have a moral belief and share it when questioned!

But that’s exactly what happened this week when the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff—the first Marine general ever to hold that position—General Peter Pace, commented in a wide-ranging interview with the Chicago Tribune, “My upbringing is such that I believe that there are certain things, certain types of conduct that are immoral. I believe that military members who sleep with other military members’ wives are immoral in their conduct, and that we should not tolerate that.”

But then Pace went on to tell the Tribune, “I believe that homosexual acts between individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immoral acts.” Well, stop the presses.
Of course, all that the radio, news, and television outlets have focused on since General Pace’s comments are his remarks on homosexuality. Never mind that he puts immorality of all kinds on equal footing. General Pace went on to say in the interview, “I do not believe the United States is well served by a policy that says it is OK to be immoral in any way.”

While the world should be applauding a man who proposes that one of the most important institutions in our country should have moral integrity, instead we hammer him for having a conviction.

But I believe this goes far beyond the whole question of homosexuals in the military and the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. This cuts to the core of the question of whether anyone in public office is free to speak his deepest religious or moral convictions. The Constitution says there will be no religious test for office, and yet we are applying one. We are basically saying that if you are the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, you are not allowed to express your moral or religious views—especially on matters of sexual preference and behavior.

This is another sign that we live in an age that no longer believes in objective truth or a moral order. Moral relativism is the rule, and personal preference trumps all. And government is there to ensure that no one place any restraint on the pursuit of our own desires.

I have long said that C. S. Lewis was prophetic when in 1943 he wrote about the irony of our education system, saying, “Such is the tragicomedy of our situation—we continue to clamour for those very qualities we are rendering impossible. . . . In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.”

Ironic that today, the head of our Joint Chiefs of Staff argues that the military should have consistent policies of moral integrity, and the world demands an apology. Maybe it is time to lock him up: General Pace is guilty. He has committed the intolerable crime of our day: He has stated his conviction in a value-free society that respects only so-called “tolerance.”

As for me, well, General Pace makes me proud that I am a former Marine.

Chuck Colson

I wish I could say that I too, am a former Marine, but I am glad that I can say "I'm an American with strong moral values" based on scripture, and our Lord's direction as how to live in this present day!

From scripture I submit..... Titus 2:11-15

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you.